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Tomlinson release odds and ends

Let’s catch up on some numbers as the fallout of the Chargers’ release of running back LaDainian Tomlinson continues.

The following are some lists compiled by ESPN Stats & Information. These illustrate just how dominant and special Tomlinson was in his nine-season career in San Diego:

LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL Career Rank

Rush Yards: 12,490 (8th)

Rush TD: 138 (2nd)

Total TD: 153 (3rd)

Most Rush TD, NFL History

Emmitt Smith: 164

LaDainian Tomlinson: 138

Marcus Allen: 123

Walter Payton: 110

Jim Brown: 106

Most Total TD, NFL History

Jerry Rice: 208

Emmitt Smith: 175

LaDainian Tomlinson: 153

Randy Moss: 149

Terrell Owens: 147

Most Career Rush Yards (Spent Entire Career With One Team)

Walter Payton: 16,726 (Bears)

Barry Sanders: 15,269 (Lions)

LaDainian Tomlinson: 12,490 (Chargers)

Jim Brown: 12,312 (Browns)

Meanwhile, Tomlinson tells Sports Illustrated that he is still motivated to play and that he wants to play for a championship-caliber team. It wouldn’t be a shock if Tomlinson’s top choice would be to reunite with close friend and former teammate Drew Brees with the Super Bowl champion Saints.

Here are a collection of several radio interviews with key people in Tomlinson’s San Diego career.